The 18th of June marks the international Day of Sushi, a popular food that originated in China and then gained popularity on a world scale thanks to its original and refreshing flavours.
The History of Sushi
Sushi became a popular dish all over the world, but not many people know its history. Sushi is often perceived as a Japanese dish, while the earliest form of sushi, known as narezushi, has its origins within the paddy fields of the ancient Southern China between the 5th and the 3rd century BC.
Narezushi was a means of food preservation, made of rice and fish pickled together, mixed with rice vinegar and sake to prevent fish from decaying. The rice was mainly used to preserve the fish and was then discarded once the fish was eaten.
The method arrived in Japan around the 8th century where locals began consuming both the rice and the fish. Over the following centuries, the Japanese transformed the sushi preparation methods by boiling the rice and using rice vinegar to help ferment the rice more quickly.
At the time, sushi was quite different from the one we consume today. Hanaya Yohei played a key role in designing the history of sushi as we know it today. The chef came up with the idea of tossing the sushi rice with vinegar and placing small pieces of fish on it. Hanaya Yohei invented what we know today as a nigiri.
Sushi at Temakinho
Temakinho celebrates international sushi day, everyday by offering creative and unique sushi preparations featuring elements of the Brazilian culinary culture. The Carioca roll will directly transport you to Brazil tantalizing your taste buds with the pair of surimi, prawn and mango.
From Brazil we will take you straight to Japan with our Spicy tuna roll, a tasty combination of spicy tuna, sriracha and fish roe.
Lastly, we recommend the prawn avocado roll, a classic, yet a flavourful option, perfect to end your International Sushi day celebrations.